Everlasting Father, hallow be Thy Name. Let Thy Kingdom come and Your will be done here on earth and forgive us our trespasses as we …. Be glorified, O Lord! You are highly exalted. Immortal, invisible God Only Wise. We bow before Your Throne O! My God.
Beloved, you are welcome again to another awesome moment with the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Ancient of Days. It’s promising to be great week with The Only Who knows all things, “omniscience God”.
The word “Repentance” means different things to different folks but us in the Christendom, it means when you forsake your evil, rebellious, disobedient, willful, wicked, sinful ways and come back to Jesus, accept Him as your Lord and personal Saviour. It is a positive and a welcoming development in the life of a believer even rejoices at such a moment.
Repentance is different from being born-again. While born- again is a total surrender and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lordship (being zealous or fervid for the Lord), Repentance is the act of letting go all the vices in you, through actions like being remorse, atonement, contrition or sorrowful. This might occur as many times as possible depending on how steadfast you are in letting go of those things that are contrary to the ways of God.
Brokenness helps a man to seek and thirst for repentance, while a proud heart can never see any fault in self, therefore will remain unrepentant (Rom 7).
Beloved, let us not cross this “Month of Glory” without calling on the Holy Spirit to search us out and give us the enablement to seek after righteousness. Come on let get down to the message and discover more:
After John was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!”—Mark 1:14–15
Repentance is one of the most positive of all words. John the Baptist centered his preaching on repentance (Matt. 3:2, Mark 1:4, Luke 3:3). Jesus also preached repentance, commanding His disciples to do likewise (Mark 1:14–15; Luke 24:47). The angel predicted that the Messiah would save His people from their sins (Matt. 1:21). The requirement for this salvation would be repentance.
To repent means to stop going one direction, to turn around completely, and to go the opposite way. Repentance involves a dramatic and decisive change of course. God urges us to repent when the path we are taking leads to destruction. Repentance will save us from disastrous consequences! What a wonderful word! How comforting that the Creator loves us enough to warn us of impending danger!
Our problem is that we think of repentance as something negative. When we recognize our sin, we prefer to “rededicate” our lives to God. We may even tell others we have resolved to be more faithful to God than we were before we failed Him. Yet the Bible does not speak of rededicating oneself. It speaks of repentance! Repentance indicates a decisive change, not merely a wishful resolution. We have not repented if we continue in our sin!
Repentance involves a radical change of heart and mind in which we agree with God’s evaluation of our sin and then take specific action to align ourselves with His will. A desire to change is not repentance. Repentance is always an active response to God’s word. The evidence of repentance is not words of resolve, but a changed life.
As simple as ABC, so it is in repentance. You are either on the Lord side or you are not, there is no sitting on the fence. If truly you are to fellow, serve and love the Lord, you must repent and forsake your evil ways and seek after His righteousness. Click here now to accept Jesus Christ.
“Ye that love the Lord hate evil.” Psalm 97:10
Thou hast good reason to “hate evil,” for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made thee deaf so that thou couldst not hear the Redeemer’s tender invitations.
Sin turned thy feet into the way of death, and poured poison into the very fountain of thy being; it tainted thy heart, and made it “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Oh, what a creature thou wast when evil had done its utmost with thee, before divine grace interposed! Thou wast an heir of wrath even as others; thou didst “run with the multitude to do evil.” Such were all of us; but Paul reminds us, “but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
We have good reason, indeed, for hating evil when we look back and trace its deadly workings. Such mischief did evil do us, that our souls would have been lost had not omnipotent love interfered to redeem us. Even now it is an active enemy, ever watching to do us hurt, and to drag us to perdition. Therefore “hate evil,” O Christians, unless you desire trouble.
If you would strew your path with thorns, and plant nettles in your death-pillow, then neglect to “hate evil”; but if you would live a happy life, and die a peaceful death, then walk in all the ways of holiness, hating evil, even unto the end. If you truly love your Saviour, and would honour Him, then “hate evil.”
We know of no cure for the love of evil in a Christian like abundant intercourse with the Lord Jesus. Dwell much with Him, and it is impossible for you to be at peace with sin.
“Order my footsteps by Thy Word,
And make my heart sincere;
Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience clear.”
Hard preaching someone is saying but that is the only way that you and I will not miss heaven. It is better we are disciplined here and gain heaven than being pampered and miss eternity, God forbid!
Beloved, this week is blessed in the Name of Jesus. You’re going out and coming in will be ordered by the Lord. No evil is permitted around you and every waster of glory is rebuked for your sake in Jesus Name.
Remain blessed in the Lord.